From its almost black color, it's obvious this is a powerful wine. The wood aging is initially apparent, with a mint flavor laid over firm, dry tannins. Then comes the ripe berry flavor and acidity. The integrated combination is dark, powerful and ready to age over 3–4 years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.